While amusement parks – or, in some cases, theme parks as they are also known – were once only popular leisure activities in America and the UK, they first came quite late in Germany and other European countries. However, as the years went by, amusement park resorts in Germany and in Europe soon became a favorite tourist attraction to both locals and visitors from far and wide.
Roller coasters, which are one of the most popular rides at German theme parks, are particularly popular and can be found all over the country, from the large theme parks of Munich to smaller parks in other parts of Germany. One reason why roller coasters have become so popular is that they offer the visitor the chance to experience an incredible rollercoaster ride without worrying about any major injuries or possible accidents. Of course, if you go to a German theme park, there are bound to be several roller coasters in the area to choose from, including the popular Ringplatz, which is also a great place for kids to meet the many characters of Ringlemagener.
German theme parks also offer some of the best water rides in the world. A German amusement park can provide tourists and visitors with a chance to experience some of the most thrilling water rides in the world, as well as plenty of other activities and attractions. The Schwedbahn Energiepark in the Energie Park in Munich, for example, offers an exciting and thrilling ride through a lake. This water coaster is a replica of the one that was used by the German Army during World War II.
If you’re not into roller coasters, then there are plenty of other attractions at German theme parks that you can choose from. For example, the Schloss Olympiastadion in Munich, which is the home stadium of many soccer games and even holds the Olympic torch today, has been transformed into the largest indoor stadium in Europe, making it one of the most impressive places to visit in Germany today.
Another attraction worth visiting in Germany is the famous Cologne Cathedral, which was damaged by the Second World War and is now used as the main venue for many events that take place there. If you’re lucky enough to come across Cologne’s Christmas Markets, you can spend some time looking through the stalls, taking pleasure in the variety of things that people are selling. From homemade Christmas wreaths to unique wooden toys to unique pottery, Cologne has a whole range of things to offer when you come to visit.
You can also find some great things to do in Germany if you are interested in museums. Some theme parks even host the major international museums and galleries, which are well-known for their exhibits and collections that can be fascinating to see and explore.